Berwick St James, Wiltshire Family History Guide



Church of St James - Berwick St James
Church of St James – Berwick St James The parish church of St James dates from the C12, with C13, C14, C16, and C17 additions. The church was restored in 1871. Mike Searle / Church of St James – Berwick St James / CC BY-SA 2.0

Status: Ancient Parish

Alternative names: St James Berwick

Parish church: St. James

Parish registers begin:

  • Parish registers: 1731
  • Bishop’s Transcripts: 1608

Nonconformists include:

Parishes adjacent to Berwick St James

  • Stapleford
  • Woodford
  • Winterbourne Stoke
  • Wilsford cum Lake
  • Wishford Magna
  • Steeple Langford
  • Maddington
  • Wylye
  • South Newton

Historical Descriptions


The Imperial Gazetteer of England & Wales 1870

BERWICK-ST. JAMES, a parish in Wilton district, Wilts; on an affluent of the river Wiley, 2¾ miles NNW of Wishford r. station, and 5½ WSW of Amesbury. Post Town, Winterbourne-Stoke, under Salisbury. Acres, 2,487. Real property, with Stapleford, £4,662. Pop., 252. Houses, 53. The property is divided among a few. The living is a vicarage in the diocese of Salisbury. Value, £54. Patron, Lord Ashburton. The church is early English, has a Norman doorway, and is very good.

Source: The Imperial Gazetteer of England & Wales [Wilson, John M]. A. Fullarton & Co. N. d. c. [1870-72].

The Parliamentary Gazetteer of England and Wales 1851

Berwick, St. James, a parish in the division of Salisbury and Amesbury, hund. of Branch and Dole, union of Wilton, county of Wilts; 5½ miles west-south-west of Amesbury. Living, a discharged vicarage, exempt from visitation, a peculiar of the bishop of Salisbury; valued at £8 10s.; gross income £54. Patron, in 1835, Lord Ashburton. There is a day and Sunday school in this parish. Pop., in 1801, 226; in 1831, 232. Houses 44. Acres 2,370. A.P. £2,024. Poor rates, in 1837, £113.

Source: The Parliamentary Gazetteer of England and Wales; A Fullarton & Co. Glasgow; 1851.

Administration

  • County: Wiltshire
  • Civil Registration District: Wilton
  • Probate Court: Court of the Bishop of Salisbury (Episcopal Consistory)
  • Diocese: Salisbury
  • Rural Deanery: Pre-1847 – None, Post-1846 – Wylye
  • Poor Law Union: Wilton
  • Hundred: Branch and Dole
  • Province: Canterbury


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